How to Set Yourself Up as a Remote Worker

Managing timezones, work apps, and payment ramps

Debbie Chia
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It has been a while since my last article, and while there are many crypto articles swirling about in my head, I am choosing to write something a little more general this time––basically, how to set yourself up as a remote worker.

With the pandemic, many of us have been plunged into a state of remote work/work from home. Having dealt with this work lifestyle for over a dozen years now, I have had to make little to zero transition when the world similarly turned. Seasoned with not just remote work, but also working with global clients, I feel that I have some useful tips to offer to those trying to grapple with these changes.

You probably already know the basics such as setting up an ergonomic workspace, not wearing pyjamas all day, good private WiFi, and managing your caffeine intake. Here are some other nitty-gritty details about remote work that personally only fell into place for me after many years and after much trial and error. Getting a handle on these early should help to reduce workflow friction and set you up for success easier.

Time zones

Without a doubt, one of the trickiest aspects of working as a global remote worker is dealing with time zones and the phenomenon known as…

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